Stephen Granade is one of the rare writers who was paid, for some amount of time, to write about Interactive Fiction regularly. While employed by about.com, he maintained a section on the subject, including links and essays. With the closure/ending of his time with about.com, he still had the rights to his works and used this as the foundation for a new site, Brass Lantern, which reviews and analyzes interactive fiction.
Granade is also the current maintainer/organizer of The Annual IF Competition (also known as the IF Comp), one of the main locations where IF works are given a showcase and compete for prizes.
Madison, Alabama is not actually near any particular airport that I could get a flight from Boston to, so conducting the interview required a 100+ mile drive from Atlanta and back in the same day. I made my flight but immediately regretted not driving in that direction the previous evening when I passed the U.S. Space Camp on the way to his house.
The interview itself was wonderful, as we covered a lot of the "modern" interactive fiction scene, it's character and characters, and what challenges and triumphs they were experiencing. Many clips from this interview ended up in the final movie - Stephen just knew what to say and how to say it.